Ivana Trump wants Donald Trump to appoint her ambassador to Czech Republic

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On heels of reports Republican President-elect Donald Trump may have sought top level security clearances for some or all of his adult children, Trump's former spouse Ivana Trump is asking for a major diplomatic position.

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In an interview with the notorious tabloid New York Post, Ivana Trump explained she believes her ex-husband should appoint her ambassador to her home country, the Czech Republic.

"I will suggest that I be ambassador for the Czech Republic," she told the paper. ""[That] is where I'm from and my language and everybody knows me. I'm quite known all around the world. Not only in America. I have written three books, and they were translated in 40 countries in 25 languages. I'm known by the name Ivana. I really did not need the name Trump."

Ivana Trump through the years
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Ivana Trump through the years

Ivana Trump, Czech-American athlete, socialite, and fashion model noted for her marriage toDonald Trump, photographed in 1983.

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Judges Andy Warhol and Ivana Trump. January 15, 1984.

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NEW YORK CITY - MAY 10: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend 38th Annual Horatio Alger Awards Dinner on May 10, 1985 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City.

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Ivana Trump aboard the Trump Princess circa 1988 in New York City.

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Ivana Trump and Donald Trump attends the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament circa 1988 in Flushing, Queens.

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Ivana Trump during The Fashion Group International's 6th Annual 'Night of 100 Stars' at The Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York, United States.

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Journalist Deborah Norville and Ivana Trump attending 'Cancer Society Awards Benefit Gala' on November 10, 1989 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York.

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Ivana Trump and Joan Rivers smile for the cameras at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Sept. 28, 1990. Tri-Star Pictures was hosting the premiere of Avalon the new film from Academy Award winning director Barry Levinson.

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Estee Lauder, Ivana Trump and Arnold Scaasi during 18th Annual FIFI Foundation Awards at Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, New York, United States.

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Ivana Trump, the former wife of U.S. millionaire Donald Trump, has a chat with Italian designer Gianni Versace at the end of his successful collection for Spring-Summer 1992, in Milan, Italy, Oct. 10, 1991.

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Claudia Schiffer and Ivana Trump - Chanel Haute Couture fashion show fall winter 1991 - 1992 collections in Paris.

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Ivana Trump and daughter Ivanka with Mme Hirsch and son - Chanel Haute Couture fashion show collection fall winter 1992-1993.

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Ivana Trump with her children Eric and Ivanka attending a party at the Hard Rock Cafe on September 26, 1994.

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Italian businessman Riccardo Mazzuchelli kisses his new bride, Ivana Trump, in New York Wednesday evening, Nov. 29, 1995, immediately following their wedding. The bride, dressed in a pale blue satin suit trimmed with pearls, was given in marriage by her sons, Donald Jr., 17, and Eric, 11, and her daughter, Ivanka, 14, who also served as maid of honor.

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Ivana Trump during Party For Ivana Trump Hosted By Nikki Haskell at Spago's in West Hollywood, California, United States.

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Ivana Trump gets the Royal treatment from boyfriend Roffredo Gaetani at her pre-birthday and valentine's bash in New York City, February 12, 1998.

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Family portrait of, from left, socialite Ivana Trump, her son Eric Trump, her former husband businessman Donald Trump, and her daughter Ivanka Trump as they sit at a table at the Mar-a-Lago estate, Palm Beach, Florida, 1998.

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Rap artist Lil'' Kim, left, with Redo Gaetani and Ivana Trump attend a benefit auction at Cipriani November 28, 2000 in New York City.

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Autumn Winter 2000 2001 Haute Couture Fashion Show In Paris: Ungaro On October 7th, 2000 In Paris, France. Ivana Trump And Roffredo Gaetani.

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Ivana And Ivanka Trump at Ascot Races in Berkshire

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American socialite Ivana Trump and her daughter Ivanka, arrive for the premiere of the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Bombay Dreams, in London on June 19, 2002.

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Patti LaBelle and Ivana Trump during Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs Birthday Party at The Supper Club at The Supper Club in New York City, New York, United States.

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Ivana Trump attends the Voice of the Streets benefit, aka the official kickoff to Fashion Week in NYC at Churrascaria Plataforma September 6, 2005 in New York City.

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Ivana Trump and Donald Trump Jr. attend Gotham Magazine First Anniversary Party on January 8, 2002 at the Regent Hotel in New York City.

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Socialite Ivana Trump points as she smiles during red-carpet arrivals as part of the amFAR Cinema against AIDS 2003 benefit in Mougins May 22, 2003. Trump joins Dame Elizabeth Taylor in Mougins for the annual American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) benefit fund raiser held during the 56th International Film Festival on the French Riviera.

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Ivana Trump is on hand for the G&P Foundation for Cancer Research's fourth biennial Angel Ball 2005 at the New York Marriott Marquis on Broadway.

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Ivana Trump with Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka Trump, celebrates her engagement to Rossano Rubicondi at Italian singer Nicola Congiu's private performance at 500 Park Avenue on October 15, 2007 in New York City.

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Ivana Trump strums a guitar while the Gipsy Kings entertain guests during 'The Best' Awards 2008 at the Bristol Hotel on December 01, 2008 in Paris, France.

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Ivana Trump leaves after attending Elie Saab fashion show, as part of Paris Fashion Week (Haute Couture) Spring-Summer 2008 on January 23, 2008 in Paris, France.

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Tennis player Serena Williams and Ivana Trump attend the Luca Luca Spring-Summer 2009 Show at the Promenade, Bryant Park on September 8, 2008 in New York City.

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Ivana Trump arrives for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 63rd Cannes international film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 20, 2010.

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Domenico Vacca and Ivana Trump at Domenico Vacca Spring 2010 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Soho House on September 12, 2009 in New York City.

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Ivana Trump attend Rico Love's 30th Birthday Celebration on December 8, 2012 in Miami, Florida.

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Ivana Trump and Paula Abdul attend the Douglas Hannant Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Show at New York Historical Society on September 12, 2012 in New York City.

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Ivana Trump attends the de Grisogono Party during the 65th Cannes International Film Festival.

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Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend The Eric Trump 8th Annual Golf Tournament at Trump National Golf Club Westchester on September 15, 2014 in Briarcliff Manor, New York.

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Ivana Trump attends the Mercedes-Benz Lounge during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Lincoln Center on September 8, 2014 in New York City.

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Vanessa Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Ivana Trump, Eric Trump, Elvis Duran, Lara Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend the 9th Annual Eric Trump Foundation Golf Invitational Auction & Dinner at Trump National Golf Club Westchester on September 21, 2015 in Briarcliff Manor, New York.

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Ivana Trump sighted at The Deck at The Island Gardens on March 6, 2016 in Miami, Florida.

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Ivana Trump attends the Fashion Institute of Technology Annual Gala benefit at The Plaza on Monday, May 9, 2016, in New York.

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Ivana Trump was born in the Czech Republic when it was known as Czechoslovakia in 1949, marrying Donald Trump in 1977 before divorcing him for a $20 million settlement in 1990. The books in question include two romance novels and a self-help guide for divorcees.

While federal nepotism rules technically prohibit Trump from appointing or nominating any of his direct relatives to paid positions in the national government, Ivana Trump is his ex-wife and no longer appears to be one of the types of direct relative specified. However, there may be other legal or financial ties between the Trumps which could affect any theoretical appointment.

However, realistically, any such appointment would carry the reek of nepotism whether or not it violated any formal rules.

Trump himself has not made any indications he would nominate Ivana Trump for the position, which would also need to clear the Senate. The current U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Andy Schapiro, has served in his position since August 2014.

Donald Trump through the years
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Donald Trump through the years
Real estate developer Donald Trump annouces intentions to build a $100 million dollar Regency Hotel. (Photo by John Pedin/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 02: Donald Trump with Alfred Eisenpreis, New York City Economic Development Administrator. Sketch of new 1,400 room Renovation project of Commodore Hotel. (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - 1980: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend Roy Cohn's birthday party in February 1980 in New York City. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 26: Donald Trump stands behind architect's model of City Hall Plaza. (Photo by Frank Russo/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Donna Mills and Donald Trump during 1983 Annual American Image Awards at Sheraton Center in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Portrait of real estate mogul Donald John Trump (b.1946), smiling slightly and facing to his right, 1983. New York. (Photo by Bachrach/Getty Images)
New York real estate magnates Steve Ross, right, and Donald Trump, left, announce agreement, Thursday, August 1, 1985 in New York, to merge the Houston Gamblers and the New Jersey Generals United States Football League teams. Ross heads a group of investors that last week agreed to buy the troubled Houston franchise. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)
Real estate magnate Donald Trump poses in front of one of three Sikorsky helicopters at New York Port Authority's West 30 Street Heliport on March 22, 1988. (AP Photo/Wilbur Funches)
Ivana Trump and Donald Trump during Mike Tyson vs Michael Spinks Fight at Trump Plaza - June 27, 1988 at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Donald Trump and his wife, Ivana, pose outside the Federal Courthouse after she was sworn in as a United States citizen, May 1988. (AP Photo)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 4: Billionaire Donald Trump and his wife Ivana arrive 04 December 1989 at a social engagement in New York. (Photo credit should read SWERZEY/AFP/Getty Images)
Shown in photo is Donald Trump, Nov. 20, 1990. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Billionaire developer Donald Trump, right, waits with his brother Robert for the start of a Casino Control Commission meeting in Atlantic City, N.J., March 29, 1990. Trump was seeking final approval for the Taj Mahal Casino Resort, one of the world's largest casino complexes. (AP Photo)
Developer Donald Trump, center, is flanked by super middleweight champion Thomas Hearns, left, of Detroit, and Michael Olajide of Canada at a news conference in New York Thursday, Feb. 15, 1990. The three announced the super middleweight title bout at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort at Atlantic city, N. J on April 28.(AP Photo/Timothy Clary)
Real estate magnate Donald Trump and his girlfriend Marla Maples are seen at the Holyfield-Foreman fight at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, N.J., April 19, 1991. (AP Photo)
Donald Trump and Daughter Ivanka Trump during Maybelline Presents 1991 Look of the Year at Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 7: Donald Trump touches 07 April 1993 Marla Maples stomach to confirm published reports that the actress is pregnant with his child. The two arrived for Maples appearance in the Broadway musical 'The Will Rogers Follies'. (Photo credit should read HAI DO/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 21: US business tycoon Donald Trump(C) enters the PLaza Hotel in New York past supporters 21 December 1994. Hundreds of supporters showed up at a news conference where Trump denied a New York newspaper report that the Sultan of Brunei had bid 300 million USD to buy the Manhattan hotel. (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
FILE--This is a 1994 file photo of Donald Trump. Trump said Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1996 he has bought the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen beauty pageants from ITT. ``It's a done deal,'' Trump said in a telephone interview. ``It's a very, very great entertainment format. It gets very high ratings, it's doing very well and we'll make it even better.'' Trump declined to say how much he paid. Asked if a New York Post source was correct in saying the deal was worth tens of millions of dollars, Trump replied, ``Why not? (AP Photo/Jim Cooper)
FLUSHING MEADOWS, UNITED STATES: Donald Trump and his girlfriend Celina Midelfar watch Conchita Martinez and Amanda Coetzer 07 September at US Open in Flushing Meadows, NY. AFP PHOTO Timothy CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Christine Whitman during Opening of New Warner Bros. Store in Trump Plaza Casino at Trump Plaza Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
In this June 7, 1995 file photograph, Donald Trump is seen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after taking his flagship Trump Plaza Casino public in New York City. Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc., based in Atlantic City, New Jersey, filed for Chapter 11 protection on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Jersey. Trump and his daughter Ivanka resigned from the company's board Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, after growing frustrated with bondholders. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens,File)
Celine Dion, husband Rene, Donald Trump & Ivanka Trump (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Entrepreneur Donald Trump watches an undercard fight as an unidentified companion whispers into his ear before the start of the Mike Tyson versus Francois Botha bout at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999. (AP Photo/Eric Draper)
Developer Donald Trump holds an umbrella as he walks Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, to the 11th green of the Ocean Trail Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Trump plans to turn the beleagured golf club into a world class course. Trump intends to close on the golf club by December and hopes to begin improvements by January. He could reopen the course, 20 miles south of Los Angeles, as early as June. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Entrepreneur Donald Trump (L) and Rev. Al Sharpton speak at a ribbon cutting ceremony for Sharpton's National Action Network Convention April 5, 2002 in New York City. The group aims to further the development of civil rights. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and his girlfriend Melania Knauss attend the Marc Bouwer/Peta Fall/Winter 2002 Collection show February 14, 2002 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 06: WBC Kampf im Schwergewicht 2003, New York/Madison Square Garden; Vitali KLITSCHKO/UKR - Kirk JOHNSON/CAN; Donald TRUMP als Zuschauer (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Donald Trump stands on the sidelines before the start of the AFC divisional playoffs between the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans on January 10, 2004 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Temperatures have reached as low as 7 degrees in the Foxboro area. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
US tycoon Donald Trump arrives to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, outside Washington, on February 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 10: Donald Trump speaks during the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum at the 2015 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits on April 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. The annual NRA meeting and exhibit runs through Sunday. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: Real estate mogul and billionaire Donald Trump attends Golf legend Jack Nicklaus' Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda March 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. Trump announed on March 18 that he has launched a presidential exploratory committee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
DES MOINES, IA - MAY 16: Businessman Donald Trump speaks to guests gathered for the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Dinner at the Iowa Events Center on May 16, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The event sponsored by the Republican Party of Iowa gave several Republican presidential hopefuls an opportunity to strengthen their support among Iowa Republicans ahead of the 2016 Iowa caucus. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Developer Donald Trump displays a copy of his net worth during his announcement that he will seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump gives a thumbs up before boarding his campaign plane to depart from Laredo, Texas, Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
AYR, SCOTLAND - JULY 30: Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump visits his Scottish golf course Turnberry with his children Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump on July 30, 2015 in Ayr, Scotland. Donald Trump answered questions from the media at a press conference. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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